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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


The Beckett School at Laurier offers the oldest (est. 1980) and largest early childhood music (ECM) program in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.

Children are grouped in classes according to age and follow a custom curriculum that produces the natural starting point for a lifetime of musical accomplishment and enjoyment. Our ECM teacher Jennifer Stacey works to ensure your child will develop a love and understanding of music through immersion in singing, playing, listening and movement activities.

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Music with Your Child

Through traditional chants, folk songs and singing games, your child (3–7 years) will use their own voice as their first instrument, as well as rhythmic and melodic instruments, to actively discover musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, melody and form.

A sequentially organized class structure encourages children to develop performance and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future individual lessons. Our structure allows them to progress at a quicker pace and with greater confidence.

Family participation is a vital component of this program. Grown-ups and/or siblings are asked to join the class to help facilitate music activities (e.g. clapping games) and helping with the computer.

Note: This year the classes will be offered online (virtually) until further notice. All children will receive a music kit (scarf, rhythm sticks, egg shaker, etc.) to use at home. Kits will be available in the parking lot for pick-up at a pre-arranged time. Six- and seven-year-olds will need a ukulele tuner.

Three-Year-Olds

  • Format: 30-minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 (plus registration fee)

Session One

  • Start date: Sept. 9, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Session Two

  • Start date: Jan. 13, 2022
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Four-Year-Olds

  • Format: 30-minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 (plus registration fee)

Session One

  • Start date: Sept. 9, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Session Two

  • Start date: Jan. 13, 2022
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Five-Year-Olds

  • Format: 45-minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $200 (plus registration fee)

Session One

  • Start date: Sept. 9, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Session Two

  • Start date: Jan. 13, 2022
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Six- and Seven-Year-Olds

Ukulele Classes: Children will need a ukulele and tuner.

  • Format: 45-minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $200 (plus registration fee)

Session One

  • Start date: Sept. 9, 2021
  • Day and time: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. or Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Session Two

  • Start date: Jan. 13, 2022
  • Day and time: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. or Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Music with Your Baby or Toddler

Introduce your baby (0–18 months) or toddler (18–36 months) to music and movement in this fun, interactive parented class. Dress comfortably as you will be partners with your child as we sing, play and move to traditional folk music, nursery songs, singing games, lullabies and instrumental music.

Instruments and equipment including xylophones, drums, bells, balls, hoops and scarves are used extensively and are an invaluable part of the class. Help your child foster a musical understanding, learn to respond to music and further develop their language, social, emotional and physical skills.

Note: This year the classes will be offered virtually until further notice. All children will receive a music kit (scarf, rhythm sticks, egg shaker, etc.) to use at home. Kits will be available in the parking lot for pick-up at a pre-arranged time.

  • Format: 30-minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 per session (plus registration fee)

Session One

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Session Two

  • Start date: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Class limit: Five students

Contact Us:

Beckett School at Laurier

E: beckettschool@wlu.ca
T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener

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